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ejectment

[ih-jekt-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act of ejecting.
  2. Law. a possessory action wherein the title to real property may be tried and the possession recovered.

Origin of ejectment

First recorded in 1560–70; eject + -ment
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Examples from the Web for ejectment

Historical Examples

  • The first action for ejectment on title has been brought, and we are the victors.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)

    Charles James Lever

  • He has sent off instructions already to serve the notice for ejectment.

  • I know what you mean; he will proceed by ejectment to try title.

  • They are serving the writs in ejectment and putting the dummy buyers in possession.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris

  • She had suffered so at the time of the ejectment of the Indians, that it had made her ill.

    Ramona

    Helen Hunt Jackson


British Dictionary definitions for ejectment

ejectment

noun
  1. property law (formerly) an action brought by a wrongfully dispossessed owner seeking to recover possession of his land
  2. the act of ejecting or state of being ejected; dispossession
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